DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2006 12 oz. Bottle, Apr 16, 2006 This is quite clearly labeled as being produced at the Berkeley brewery. Sold at Wild Oats in a six pack with a cylindrical pilsner/alt glass attached. Pours pale straw with a rocky, lacy head on top. Big German hop smell at opening stays with the pour. Lazy stream of bubbles rises through the glass. A nice German malt, with a very, very slight tart note. Kind of a grassy straw taste, finished of by straightforward noble hops bitterness. A solid interpretation of the style, and who’d a thought a place in Berkeley would have the discipline to make a pils to precise German engineering standards.<hr>Draft, Sept 18, 2005. Sampled in a solid plastic mug, so I couldn’t get a handle on its color. Have to presume it’s okay. Taste, though, is light and "crisp," like American pale macros claim, but this one really is. But beyond that, not much stands out in the way of hops, just the standard German bitterness against pale malts. Finished nice and dry. Again, an imported pilsner that’s probably much better closer to home.
Additional note, Aug 10, 2006. Finishing the sixer, I found that last bottle started to show more nice German hop bitterness. Crisper and cleaner. I think that’s worth bumpint the rating up a notch.
GreatDane1632 (582) - USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank while wandering around Chicago in 2012 -- Great pilsner. Would prefer over the Mass produced Pilsner that’s celebrated centennials.
Wanja (673) - GERMANY - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap (0.33 l) in Innsbruck... Clear golden color, sparkling body, good head... Nice herb Pilsener taste with some refreshing citrus aroma... Sparkling ending...
ttutony (700) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with a thin white head. Aroma of bready malt and spicy hops. Nice malty flavor profile with noble hop notes. Clean finish.
Block (1489) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super light, super regular. A typical European pils. Overly lackluster. Smooth and crips with the usual off-putting aroma.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pale straw with small head. Light bodied pils. Mild hops. Could use more flavor. Pretty bland.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"totally average for a pilsner, and that ain’t sayin much. 43rd of 52 beers at a local brewfest. nothing more to write here...pretty standard stuff. easily avoidable."
McTapps (4568) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from local Merkur in Austria. The beer pours out in a clear golden colour with low airy head and medium crispy body. Taste of fresh hops, grass, citrus, mild fruits and freshness. Quaffable and refreshing. Enjoyed it.
MichaelAwesome (4566) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Angenehm hopfige Nase mit einer ebenso angenehmen Frische. Hiernach Aromen von Gras, etwas Hopfen und Heu. Zu Anfang recht bitter, danach wird es milder und sueffiger. Nicht schlecht !
Bule (862) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg pours golden color with lots of head. Berkeley version. Lots of Pilsner maltiness. Mild hops.
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow pour with creamy white head. Flat pilsner malt aroma with floral hops. Flavor is light sweet malt with a nice floral/papery bitter finish. Light medium bodied with good carbonation. ok pils by me